Malabon ensures seniors’ health

Senior citizens flocked to the Super Health Center in Brgy. Potrero, Malabon City, to celebrate the opening of Elderly Filipino Week with theme ‘Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World’, this Wednesday morning.

Around 50 senior citizens, undergo blood pressure check, electro-cardiograph (ECG), blood cholesterol check, x-ray, ultrasound were carried out with results immediately analyzed by Internal Medicine and General Surgeon doctors to determine the medical condition and need of elderly folks.

“Maintenance medicines for cholesterol, sugar, and blood pressure management are provided all over the city through the barangay health centers so our lolo and lolas should regularly visit our city doctors for early treatment,” said on-site doctor Clarisse Pascual of the City Health Department.

Each of the elderly who came were also able to bring home a post consultation loot bag containing supplement medicines, vitamins, alcohol, medical/health pamphlets and other items.

According to Mayor Jeannie Sandoval, these are specially packed by the city to thank the senior citizens who were present in the said event.

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